After over nine years years at Penguin, Beth Parker, associate publicity director of Gotham and Avery books, has left the company to start her own company, Beth Parker PR. Her last day at Penguin will be today, July 24. She can be reached at

Lee Peters has been named senior v-p, strategic marketing for Scholastic Education. Peters was most recently at Pearson Education.

Anthony LaSasso has joined Bloomsbury adult trade as senior publicist. He comes from CN Times Books.

Brittany Edwards has been promoted to culinary publicity manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.